At Jamshedpur, November 15. New Zealand won by eight wickets. Toss: New Zealand.
New Zealand beat their hosts for the first time in a one-day international on Indian soil. It confirmed the Keenan Stadium's reputation as unlucky for India, who have won none of their five games there. Crowe dominated the match, though the fielders gave him three lives between 27 and 50. He went on to 107 not out from 129 balls, his fourth and highest century in a limited-overs international. With Fleming, he shared an unbroken stand of 171 which guided the team home by the 47th over. India's total of 236 had not been enough on a good pitch with a fast outfield. Tendulkar gave them the usual brisk start, but the middle order was checked by New Zealand's seamers.
Man of the Match: M. D. Crowe.